Friday, October 02, 2009

Folding Up

Another Friday, Another DCM day, Another challenge to play with.

This week we're having a nice easy one while we recover from all that hunting for tartan Jo had us doing last week. For goodness sake - she forced me to go right to the bottom of that deep and messy ribbon-and-fibres drawer so I need a rest after that.
So this time it's all about folds.
Folding Up

It's "just what it says on the tin", we'd like to see some folds on your cards this week.
Fold the whole card, fold some paper, fold some ribbon.
Do some origami, teabag folding or just fold over a corner of your paper to reveal the other side.
As long as there's some sort of folding used as a feature of your card then it counts. Any subject, any theme, any reason.

Lots of news on the DCM blog this week; we're sending "Get Well Soon" wishes, announcing our new Guest Designer for October and also news about two new DT Members - you can read all about it on the BLOG.I folded several die cut tree shapes in half then glued them back to back to make this 3D tree which folds relatively flat to go in an envelope. This one has quite a few layers but that's because I went a bit OTT. Nothing new there. I added some Stickles to the cut edges.

I used: 14cm square card blank, Spellbinders Pine Trees die, Polar Expressions paper collection from Imaginisce, Chipboard star, Stickles

Those papers might just be my 2009 Christmas faves - gorgeous colours and designs and a little bit of glitter to boot!. I made the word tiles by cutting out some of the tiles on one of the papers and mounting on chipboard.
Thanks to Charmed C&C and Craft Obsessions for their brilliant, speedy deliveries - I didn't have a Plan B if the dies and papers hadn't arrived in time! lol

A week or two ago I showed a sneak peek of a project I'd been involved with on Bumbleberry Crafts forum. It was a Fat Book with the theme "Myself", I really enjoyed doing my pages and receiving pages from the other members of the group. I even managed to get the covers for my book done - I know from experience that if I don't do things like that straight away they just don't get done!

I'll pop the pages on here next time, but here are my covers. I used flowers, ribbons and embellishments from the September Flower Kit from Creative Treasures. I'd based my own page around this kit so continued the theme onto the cover; the red, turquoise and black look fab together.

The Front cover
Inside front:
Inside Back

On the back cover I just traced the paper design (Black Market Paper Society) with Black Stickles glitter glue - but it doesn't really show up in the photo

That's all for today, my next job is to get thinking about things for tomorrow's mini cyber crop on Bubbly Funk. I've got one project ready and a couple of other little things to sort out. I could show you a sneak peek, but I'm not going
Thanks for visiting, your comments are always appreciated


tracy said...

i love that tree card kathey :)
book looks lovely too :)

Paula said...

*LOVE* that xmas tree - so clever! And the Fat book looks very good too.

Karen said...

I love what you have done with the christmas tree!!! It looks stunning Kathy...clever girl!!!

That little book looks lovely too, I like the way you have hidden the bindings XXX

Gillian said...

Hi Kathy :)

Just love your Christmas tree card, it's amazing!

Kate said...

love that tree Kathy, reminds me of a decoration we had when I was a little girl. It was folded flat and opened out and joined on either side to make a round ornament. I'm going to have to try and make it now you put the idea in my head! ** Kate **

Linda Elbourne said...

I Love the tree card - Beautiful!

Angelnorth said...

Fab folded tree, looks great Kathy!

Lythan said...

How much do I love that card Kathy. The tree is inspired and reminds me of the old paper decorations we used to hang up at Christmas. I'm looking forward to seeing the rest of the book too

Hazel said...

The fat book cover is fab. And I love your DCM card - that tree is brilliant - you are so clever x

Julia Dunnit said...

Bloomin gorgeous work gal. Am a bit sick that you can pull that off after saying you hadn't much time and left it late and blah...WOW!!

Kaz said...

I love that tree card Kathy, such a fab idea.
the fat book is gorgeous too.

Lynda said...

Your card is absolutely amazing Kathy - what a fab idea. I must have that spellbinders tree die now. More expense lol.

Love Lynda xxx

Paula said...

Wow! Loving the tree idea, why can't I ever come up with ideas like that??

Keryn Campbell said...

Gorgeous tree card Kathy. OTT definitely works for you.